Meet the Buckhead Paws Team

Buckhead Paws in Piedmont Park

The FACES of Buckhead Paws:
Our Core Values

Our trusted employees (not contractors) over-deliver to ensure your peace of mind in Midtown and Intown Atlanta, Brookhaven, Buckhead, Decatur, Chamblee, Dunwoody, Sandy Springs, Smyrna, and Vinings.

Pet families have relied on us since 2007. Learn more about our owner, Mark Shaver. Below, you can also see videos and bios of some of our wonderful team members. 

Our goal: To be the best dog walking & pet sitting service in metro Atlanta

Robin, Office Mgr

Diligent, honest, centered, and funny

Robin is the glue that holds everything together at Buckhead Paws. Her 30-year career in systems management with the State of Georgia gave her the skills to manage all the moving parts of this business, and to do so with grace, calm, and poise.

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Brian

Kind, talented, hard-working, committed

A native of Oklahoma, Brian came to Atlanta in 2018 when his wife accepted a position at the Fox theatre. Prior to that, they spent 15 years with a traveling theatre group that toured the country performing for school-age kids. Brian has had some success on both stage and screen; most recently, he appeared in a Tyler Perry television series.

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Clara

Positive, friendly, outgoing, and honest

One of the youngest members of our team, Clara is also one of our most experienced, as she’s been doing professional pet sitting since 2015. Our clients also appreciate her because she’s a certified dog trainer, and she’s able to use those skills with our clients.

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Jennifer

Generous, adaptable, and intelligent

Music is a big part of Jennifer’s life, as she plays violin and piano, as well as sings in two different choirs. She also receives a lot of joy working with special needs adults, serving as a historic tour guide, and volunteering at a therapeutic riding program.

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Lane

Kind-hearted, generous, sharp as a tack, and soft-spoken

Lane is one of those rare folks who really is an Atlanta area native. Growing up in the country, he always had dogs, although they were outside dogs; his favorite was Asher, a beautiful black and tan Collie/German Shepherd mix.

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Linda

Gregarious, high energy, and lots of fun!

After an extensive corporate career in human resources, Linda joined Buckhead Paws in July 2020. Born in Knoxville, TN, she came here after college to start her professional career. Today she and her husband have two sons and one grandson.

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Savannah

Creative, intelligent, hard-working, committed

If she’s not playing with pets, you’ll find Savannah drawing, designing, or trying to learn something new. Currently, she’s working on completing certificates in User Experience / User Interface and studying programming for web development.

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Barbara

Dedicated, determined, generous – and just a little nuts

Although born in Rhode Island, Barbara has been here long enough to be considered a native. She spent many years managing a large multi-family real estate firm, and once commented that that career prepared her to be a professional pet sitter, because handling that office was like herding cats!

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Candice

Compassionate, determined, disciplined, and open

Animals have been a part of Candice’s life since she was a small child, including amphibians, rodents, and a variety of cats and dogs. Her favorite, childhood cat Batley, let her push him around the house in her Barbie bus, totally unfazed. A native of Marietta, Candice also practices and teaches yoga, dance, aerial arts, and flexibility training.

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Eileen

Approachable, trustworthy, diligent and funny

Eileen loves Bocce Ball, playing trumpet in the Atlanta Freedom Band, and camping and hiking. She’s also pet mom to kitties Bonnie and Clyde. A native of Michigan, Eileen came here in 2017 to be closer to her parents and other family. She had been the practice manager for a chiropractic firm in Chicago, and she continued handling their billing after moving here.

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Laura

Spontaneous, reliable, comical, kind, and high energy

The youngest of seven children, Laura grew up in Buckhead and now lives in Smyrna. She’s very close to her large family, so they get together almost every week. They always had pets: a black lab and black cat were her favorites, but they also had big dogs, elder dogs, and puppies. Her favorite breed is beagle.

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Sabrina

Organized, compassionate, smart, and hard-working

Born in Weert, Netherlands, Sabrina moved to Mobile, AL, when she was six, where her family still lives. She came to Atlanta in 2020 for grad school at Emory. Growing up, she had a Pomeranian named Baron and a black lab named Duke; she also had a pet frog and a bunny named Sherlock. These days Sabrina’s diluted calico Maya keeps her company. She also enjoys riffing on her bass guitar.

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Robert

Punctual, well-dressed, and spontaneous; calm, quiet demeanor

Robert is a true Atlanta native. He loves traveling and is always ready for the next trip. He’s also a talented cook, but his passion is racing anything with four wheels, particularly TaG karts.

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